Overhyped Tourist Attractions (18 pics)

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"Romeo and Juliet's balcony in Verona. Like, 10,000 people all crammed into this tiny alleyway just to see a balcony that I found out was built after the play was written."

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"If you go to the Great Wall of China, I'd suggest not going to the section right there in Beijing. It's very rebuilt and touristy. Take a van ride a ways out of the city, to the Simatai section. Now there's some uncrowded, old-school Great Wall."


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"The Fountain of Youth down here in St. Augustine, Florida. The actual fountain is just a fake cave with a pipe that you fill a cup from. There were way cooler things there than that, like a dude who fired a cannon, a bunch of peacocks, and these guys who built replica ships using the techniques from the 16th/17th century."


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"The pawn shop from Pawn Stars. A guy who was with us in Vegas insisted on going, and the rest of us got dragged along. We got corralled through the store, and there was literally nothing worth a second look there. ###ing waste of time."


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"Plymouth Rock. Put bluntly, this attraction is massively lame. No one even knows if this is the right rock or even if there was a rock."


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"Roswell, New Mexico. You’d think it would be a hotspot for conventions and space geeks, but it was an incredibly tiny town with dozens of alien shops and barely any people."



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"Centralia, Pennsylvania. A town that has had a coal mine fire underneath it still burning since 1962. It sounds super cool to go see it, but it's just a few roads with graffiti on them and a bunch of ATV trails."


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"Any Instagram gimmick where you need to spend money on tickets and wait in line for a photo op. I'm specifically thinking of the Museum of Ice Cream."


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"'Mona Lisa,' no. The Louvre, yes. Spend your time looking at everything else."


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"The glass bridge over the Grand Canyon is a total rip-off tourist trap. It takes HOURS to get there from Vegas. They charge you $20 to park in an empty desert. They charge you $30 per person to take the bus from the parking to the attraction (it's like walking from parking into a mall — no distance at all). Then they charge you $30 per person if you actually want to walk on the bridge. You cannot take pictures or bring a camera onto the bridge, but they will sell them to you, of course."


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"Pier 39 in San Francisco. I'm from the East Coast. I'd never been to SF before. Everyone said, 'skip Pier 39... .it's a tourist trap.' However, I figured I'd go and see for myself. It's a tourist trap."


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"I live in Atlantic City, and I'm amazed that people actually come here for vacation. It's just a few crappy casinos and some run down strip clubs. The food is good but incredibly overpriced."


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“That famous cheesesteak place in Philly. Awful service, plus the food downright sucked."


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"Manneken Pis in Brussels. There's so much interesting folklore and a lot of souvenirs and whatnot around Manneken Pis, and you expect it to be this really amazing statue... Until you see it."


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"Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas, as made famous by the TV show Fixer Upper — 100% waste of time and money. Everything in the store can be bought at Target, or it's just show merchandise."


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"Mount Rushmore. It looks exactly like any picture you've ever seen. It's not easy to get up close to it."


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"If you ever come to Chicago, stay away from Navy Pier. Everything is way overpriced (rides, games, food), and the tourists that visit are rude and annoying."



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№1 Author: tukimai (2 Sep 2021 12:44) Total user comments: 79


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It's just: coffeeshop, sexshop, souvenir shop. Oh and "De Wallen"? Just some hookers behind windows, surrounded bij coffeshops, sexshops and souvenir shops.
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